Benefits for Military Members & Dependents

Benefits for Military Members Attending College

There are several educational student benefits available to veterans and their eligible dependents. You may qualify for one or more of the following educational benefit programs:

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill® – Chapter 33
  • Montgomery GI Bill® (MGIB) – Chapters 30 and 1606
  • Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) – Chapter 1607
  • Vocational Rehabilitation – Chapter 31

The VA determines your eligibility for educational benefits. Schools cannot determine it. You are responsible for applying for your benefits. In order to qualify for these benefits, you must apply online at Use the GI bill comparison resources to compare benefits and determine which benefit(s) you may qualify for.

Questions on your eligibility? Call the VA at 1-888-442-4551.

Along with a copy of your DD Form 214, students utilizing military benefits must submit the following:

Post-9/11 GI Bill® – Chapter 33 

  • Certificate of Eligibility

Montgomery GI Bill® and Selected Reserve Educational Assistance – Chapters 301606/1607

  • DD Form 2384 or Notice of Basic Eligibility (from your Reserve Unit)
  • Copy of any Kicker program documentation
  • Any other documentation relating to your benefits

Dependents’ Educational Assistance – Chapter 35

  • VA Form 22-5490 or Certificate of Eligibility with the VA number (This is different from your Social Security number – it is the number of the dependent parent who served in the military.)

Vocational Rehabilitation

First apply directly for Vocational Rehabilitation authorization with the VA Regional Office, then schedule your appointment with our office and provide the following:

  • Statement/proof of federal benefits eligibility

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